Fes Moroccan Desert Tours offers an exceptional 7-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, traversing the mesmerizing landscapes of Merzouga Sahara. Explore our carefully curated itinerary for an unforgettable desert tour experience.
Explore Morocco’s Beauty with Our 7-Day Desert Trip from Fes to Marrakech Overview
Embark on a comprehensive 7-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech with our thoughtfully crafted itinerary. Our aim is to distinguish ourselves from the competition by providing an unparalleled experience that covers all of Morocco’s must-see attractions. This excursion encompasses the imperial cities and various facets of the Atlas Mountains. Immerse yourself in a camel trek through Merzouga’s Sahara and explore the Souss region, including “Little Marrakech” and Agadir. A highlight of this journey is Essaouira, a significant destination on our itinerary. Conclude your adventure in Casablanca with the option to visit Marrakech and witness the grandeur of the Hassan II Mosque.
Highlights of Our 7-Day Tour from Fes to Marrakech:
- Explore the enchanting landscapes around Azrou and immerse yourself in the beauty of the Middle Atlas Mountains.
- Embark on an unforgettable camel trip through Merzouga’s Sahara desert, allowing you to experience the serenity of the dunes.
- Discover the natural wonders of the gorges of Dades and Todra, showcasing the diverse and captivating terrain of Morocco.
- Uncover the rich history of Ait Benhaddou, a UNESCO World Heritage site, and delve into the cinematic magic of Ouarzazate’s film studios.
- Experience the scenic grandeur of the High Atlas Mountains around Ouarzazate, adding a majestic backdrop to your journey.
- Revisit the historical charm of Ait Benhaddou and explore further the allure of Ouarzazate’s film studios.
Embark on a 7-Day Desert Excursion from Fes to Marrakech: Unveiling the Itinerary
Day 1: Commence your journey with a guided tour of Fes, immersing yourself in the city’s rich history and culture. If you arrive on the same day, our team will greet you at the airport and transport you to your hotel. Accompany our local guide to explore historical landmarks, starting with the renowned Al-Qarraouine University, established in 859 by Fatima-El Fihri, making it the world’s oldest university. Visit iconic Islamic schools, including Bou Inania Madrasa and Al-Attarine Madrasa. Explore the Blue Gate/Bab Boujloud and the Chouara Tannery.
Next, delve into the vibrant Mellah, visit the Nejjarine Museum of Wood Art, and witness skilled craftsmanship at a pottery site. The tour continues to the Marinid Tombs, offering a panoramic view of the Medina after covering the major sites. Conclude your day by returning to the same Riad for a restful second night. Immerse yourself in the cultural tapestry of Fes, setting the tone for an extraordinary desert trip ahead.
Day 2: Explore the Wonders of Fes, Middle Atlas Mountains, Ziz Valley-Merzouga on Your 7-Day Desert Itinerary
Embark on the second day of your 7-day desert excursion from Fes to Marrakech after a delightful breakfast. The journey along the Erg Chebbi route to the Sahara promises breathtaking vistas. Begin your day with a visit to Ifrane, a unique town with distinct housing styles and a charming Swiss-like ambiance.
Next, venture to the Azrou village’s Cedar Forest, a lush jungle inhabited by apes and other endangered species. Witness the gentle apes in their natural habitat, allowing you to appreciate their freedom. Head to Midelt for a traditional lunch, immersing yourself in local flavors. Continue your expedition to Ziz Valley, known for its abundance of date fruits and adobe buildings, offering a spectacular panoramic vista.
Conclude the day’s journey by reaching Merzouga via Erfoud. Experience the magic of camel trekking guided by your expert camel guide. Traverse the dunes, witness a mesmerizing sunset, and ride camels to your tent. After a delightful supper, join the local staff for music around the campfire, creating unforgettable moments in the heart of the Sahara.
Day 3: Merzouga, Todra Gorges, Rose Valley, and Ouarzazate – Uncover the Beauty on Your 7-Day Desert Itinerary
As you embark on the third day of your 7-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech, seize the opportunity to witness the dawn from the pinnacle of the dune—a must-do activity in Merzouga. Rise early, indulge in a refreshing shower, and savor a delightful breakfast. Navigate back to Merzouga on camelback, marking the continuation of your journey.
Begin with a visit to the vibrant market in Rissani, filled with the enticing aroma of various spices. En route to Touroug village and Tinghir town, explore a historical irrigation system and a captivating canyon, a renowned rock climbing site in Morocco. Journey onward to the Dades Valley and the Rock Formation, followed by a stop at Rose Valley to delve into the world of rose products and the Rose Festival.
Conclude your day by reaching Ouarzazate’s Sahara Gate, also known as Morocco’s cinematic capital. Explore Atlas Studios, gaining insights into the materials used in filmmaking. Check into a Riad and spend the night in this enchanting town, adding another memorable chapter to your desert excursion.
Day 4: Explore Ouarzazate, Ait Ben Haddou, Taroudant, and Agadir – Unveiling Cinematic Landscapes on Your 7-Day Desert Tour Itinerary
Embark on an immersive tour, delving into the picturesque filming settings of Ouarzazate and the renowned Ait Ben Haddou Kasbah, where iconic films such as Gladiator (2000) and the Kingdom of Heaven (2005) came to life. Following breakfast in Riad, venture to Ait Ben Haddou, dedicating ample time to explore this UNESCO-listed Kasbah.
Continue your excursion to Tiliouine, the Saffron town, where you’ll visit the Saffron Cooperative and stroll through saffron fields. The journey then leads to Taroudant, affectionately known as “Little Marrakech” due to its reminiscent architecture and rich history.
As the day unfolds, conclude your exploration in Agadir, where you’ll find comfortable accommodations for the night, adding another fascinating chapter to your 7-day desert tour. Immerse yourself in the captivating landscapes and cinematic history that define this leg of your remarkable itinerary.
Day 5: Explore Agadir, Essaouira, and Marrakech – A Journey Through Moroccan Culture and Scenic Beauty
Embark on a captivating excursion as we pick you up after breakfast, bidding farewell to Agadir and making a memorable stop at a popular tourist destination. Continuing our journey towards Essaouira, we pause to enjoy panoramic views, including the unique sight of “the climbing Goats” atop Argan trees, indulging in fresh nuts that fall to the ground.
Our adventure includes a visit to an Argan oil cooperative, providing insights into the production of Argan cosmetics. Upon reaching Essaouira, immerse yourself in the arts and ramparts of the Medina, known as Mogador, nestled in the Windy City. Trace its origins back to the Portuguese era, uncovering the rich history woven into its streets.
After exploring Essaouira, we reunite in Marrakech for the next phase of our journey. Spend the night in a local hotel, capturing the essence of Moroccan culture and scenic beauty. This leg of the itinerary promises a seamless blend of history, tradition, and breathtaking landscapes, ensuring an enriching experience on your 7-day desert tour.
Day 6: Immerse in the Wonders of Marrakech with a Guided Tour on Your 7-Day Desert Itinerary
Embark on the sixth day of your 7-day desert trip from Fes to Marrakech, where we guide you through the imperial city’s treasures. With an entire day dedicated to exploration, our guided tour unfolds, highlighting the breathtaking Majorelle Garden—a masterpiece crafted by the French artist Jacque Majorelle over 40 years.
Delve into the historical richness at Jamaa El-Fna as you visit the Saadian Tombs and the iconic Koutoubia Mosque. Explore architectural marvels like Bahia Palace and Menara Garden, each holding a unique story within its walls. Journey to Mella and the ancient Medina, absorbing the vibrant culture and intricate details of this enchanting city.
After a day of exploration, enjoy some leisure time to stroll through the Square, taking in the lively atmosphere. Retire for the night in the same place, ensuring you savor every moment of Marrakech’s allure. This guided tour promises an immersive experience, unveiling the city’s history, art, and architectural wonders on your unforgettable desert itinerary.
Day 7: Smooth Departure from Your Hotel to the Airport – Culmination of Your 7-Day Desert Tour Itinerary
As the 7-day desert tour from Fes to Marrakech concludes, embark on a seamless departure from your hotel to the airport on the last day. Following a satisfying breakfast, our team will efficiently pick you up and transport you to either the Casablanca or Marrakech airports.
For those in Casablanca, we offer an additional visit to the iconic Hassan II Mosque, a significant attraction depending on your departure time. Our commitment is to ensure a stress-free transition, providing you with a memorable and hassle-free conclusion to your desert tour experience. Trust us to make your departure as smooth as the rest of your exciting itinerary.
- Convenient pick-up and drop-off services directly from your accommodation.
- Transportation in a private, air-conditioned car for a comfortable journey.
- Knowledgeable Driver/Guide fluent in English to enhance your travel experience.
- Fuel for cars to ensure a smooth and uninterrupted journey.
- One-night stay at a hotel/riad in a private room, tailored to your preferred room type.
- Camel trekking experience, including one camel per person for an authentic desert adventure.
- Enjoy a picturesque camel ride at sunset, creating lasting memories.
- Two hearty meals (Breakfast & Dinner) at the Desert Camp, with the flexibility to choose your preferred tent type.
- Transfer to and from the camp in a 4×4 vehicle, offering an alternative to camel transportation.
- Monument fees for any attractions visited during the tour.
- Lunch expenses during the excursion.
- Tips for guides, drivers, or any service personnel.
- Soft drinks to be arranged separately.
Explore the Rich Heritage of Fes: A Comprehensive Overview of the Highlights
Discover the allure of Fez, Morocco, renowned for its ancient walled city often likened to Jerusalem. Dating back to the 8th century, Fez stands as the oldest of Morocco’s imperial cities, boasting a rich history as a pioneer in Muslim worship and housing one of the world’s oldest colleges. Often referred to simply as Fes, this city is a captivating blend of beauty, vibrant culture, and historical significance, earning its reputation as Morocco’s cultural and spiritual capital, along with being a hub of art and science.
While Fes may not overshadow major towns like Casablanca, Marrakech, and Rabat, it holds its unique charm, seamlessly blending contemporary life with enduring traditions. The city maintains one of Morocco’s most authentic lifestyles, evident in its streets, where adobe and brick walls, diverse courtyards, tile-covered pillars, and other architectural marvels create an enchanting atmosphere.
Medina: A Human Marvel
The heart of Fez, the medina, is a remarkable testament to human ingenuity. Yet, it is not the sole marvel; the city’s signature cobalt-blue hue symbolizes its pottery excellence. The convoluted alleyways and grandeur enhance the medina’s enigmatic aura, making it a captivating experience. Fez, Morocco, emerged from the amalgamation of three cities along the Fez and Zitu rivers, creating a destination that encapsulates centuries of history and cultural richness. Immerse yourself in the wonders of Fes as you meander through its intricate streets, uncovering the unique facets that define this extraordinary city on your tour itinerary.